Vella is Coming

Kindle’s Vella is read by the chapter or episode. Isn’t all reading like that? Yes, but now you only pay in bits. Chapter by chapter. There are many publishing companies that operate the ‘by the chapter’ plan. Authors release their stories little by little. It works, check out Web Novels or Wattpad. It is aContinue reading “Vella is Coming”

The Links

A short story by Colin Devonshire The Links “Guys, something is not right,” Mac said. He was hopping from leg to leg, scratching his hair. “What is up with you?” Drew asked. “I don’t feel right. It’s as if someone is poking my brain. There is something I should know, but don’t. I know thatContinue reading “The Links”

Peachcroft Woods

A short story by Colin Devonshire Peachcroft Woods “Go on, get it. What a baby!” said Perks. “Go on then you get it,” said Gums. “I’m not getting it, you kicked it, you fetch it!” ordered Smithy. I looked at my friends. No one budged. Myself included.  We all lived on a council-run estate, someContinue reading “Peachcroft Woods”

Oh, I Have a Choice!

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire Oh, To Have A Choice! “You’ve got it all. Why look so miserable?” asked Micky. “I’ve got a lot on my mind.”  “You’re worried one girl will find out about the other,” laughed Micky. “Yeah, I guess it could be worse,” said Jones. The two men had beenContinue reading “Oh, I Have a Choice!”

A Darker Forest

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire A Darker Forest A darker forest paints with blood in the sun sliding down its trees “Here we are, kids. I used to play hide and seek with your auntie when I was your age. Lovely old tree, isn’t it?” His memory, like Movietone, pictured his black and whiteContinue reading “A Darker Forest”

Oh, September!

FREE short story by Colin Devonshire. Oh September! “Babe, only a month to go. Thirty short days, and then you’ll be Mrs Pippa Peters!” said Mike Peters as he stroked her bare muscled back. “Are you trying to sing?” asked Pippa. “I can’t sing, but if I could, I’d sing for you.” “You are sweet,Continue reading “Oh, September!”

The Sound Of?

Colin Devonshire – Very short story! The Sound Of? “Where am I? What has happened?” I thought to myself. “Darkness, soundless, senseless. And, painless.” “It feels as if I’m floating in the black.” “Black what?” I wonder. How much later? There was no way of telling, but grey emerged from the centre of black. TheContinue reading “The Sound Of?”

Great Prank, Frank!

Fun short story by Colin Devonshire, here, Anchor.fm and Wattpad. Great Prank, Frank “And as I was saying,” Frank droned on. Frank’s brother had heard enough about how glorious life in Thailand is. “Oh, yeah, did I tell you about Jojo’s new motor-scooter? Brand new, would you believe it? We had to take it backContinue reading “Great Prank, Frank!”

Krasue

Short horror story from Thailand, by Colin Devonshire. A piercing scream cracked the bedroom mirror. “Honey, what’s wrong?” asked Billy, panting, as his fingers searched for his wife’s hand. Khmer expletives were yelled at him, none he understood. Breathing too fast, the young expectant mother regained her composure. Her chest lifted and fell gently inContinue reading “Krasue”

Who Are You? Who Am I?

A FREE short story by Colin Devonshire, read http://www.dark-novels.com or listen Anchor.fm Who Are You? Who Am I? A gentle click and a kittenish hum accompanied Amy’s unladylike yawn. She looked around and apologised to no one, at least no one awake. “It’s six o’clock, you asked me to call you,” as a lively nurseContinue reading “Who Are You? Who Am I?”